PRESIDENT BUHARI ENDORSES HORASIS IN NIGERIA GIVING BIRTH TO NIGERIA FEEDS THE WORLD INITIATIVE-NFWI
Updated: Jan 5, 2021
Dr Noel Akpata, Founder, Horasis-in-Nigeria and Nigeria Feeds the World Initiative alongside Dr Shamsudeen Usman, Chairman Horasis in Nigeria and former Minister of National Planning met with the Government of Nigeria on the 30th of October 2020.
The virtual meeting was hosted by President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR) from the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Nigeria.
In attendance were selected members of the Federal Executive Council (Minister of Finance,Budget and National Planning, Minister of Trade and investment, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Information, Minister of Agriculture and the Chief of Staff to the President.
As the founder of Horasis- in-Nigeria, Dr Akpata has demonstrated leadership in getting the attention and support of the Presidency and the Nigeria Governors Forum towards the creation of an Africa hub for Horasis and the kickstart of an advisory council for the government to leverage knowledge and sustainable partnerships from the vast Horasis network of global business leaders, political leaders, Investors and the global academia.
This has led to the creation of the Horasis-Nigeria Economic Council.
The meeting also had In attendance the Chairman and Founder of Horasis, Dr. Frank Jurgen Richter, the Chairman Nigeria Governors Forum, Gov Kayode Fayemi, President Manufacturers Association of Nigeria and Group Executive Director of Dangote Group, Engr Mansur Ahmed and some Chairmen/CEOS of prominent companies.
Nigeria Feeds the World Initiative is an economic intervention of the Horasis-Nigeria Economic Development Council created as a fall out from the Meeting with President Buhari and key members of the Government of Nigeria. This initiative in direct collaboration with OneAgrix and the International Trade Center will facilitate the matching of producers with credible buyers from around the world within a world class and secure framework at the same time guaranteeing product traceability and certifications for export.